Curds and Whey
|A Patience game|
|See also Glossary of solitaire|
The cards are dealt into 13 piles (or columns) of four cards each. The top card of each pile is available for play.
There are no foundations in this game; the object is to form four suit sequences each running from King down to Ace.
A card can be built in only two ways:
- Over a card that is of the same suit and of a higher rank, or
- Over a card that is of the same rank but of a different suit.
For example, the 8♣ can be built over the 9♣ or any other 8 (such as the 8♠).
One card can be moved at a time unless a sequence has been made. If a sequence of cards follows either one of the following two guidelines:
- Sequences that are built down by suit
- Sequences of cards with the same rank
...it can be moved as a unit in part or in whole. However, a sequence that follows both guidelines at once must be rearranged to follow only one guideline before moving as a unit.
When a column becomes empty, it can only be filled by a King or a sequence starting with a King.
The game is won when the object above is fulfilled, forming four suit sequences each running from King down to Ace.